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Quantum Many-Body Days – H. Nishimori & M. J. Savage

September 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The conference on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories (RPMBT) will take place here at UNC in September 2022.
As a bridge program, this year we are hosting a series of virtual talks in September 2021: the Quantum Many-Body Days.
The format of these talks will be 45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion. Please see below links for more information.

Local organizing committee
J. Drut (Chair), G. Basar, A. Nicholson, S. Chandrasekharan, L. Mitas, and T. Papenbrock

September 21st, 2021: Quantum computation / quantum information
“Quantum simulation by quantum annealing”
H. Nishimori – 10am
Session chair: Papenbrock

After a brief introduction to quantum annealing and an overview of the status of quantum simulation by quantum annealing, I describe our recent quantum simulations using the D-Wave quantum annealers on the Kibble-Zurek mechanism for defect formation in a quantum chain and the Griffiths-McCoy singularity for low-dimensional diluted random magnets.

“Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics”
M. J. Savage – 11am
Session chair: Batista

Theoretical predictions of the properties and dynamics of quantum field theories and quantum many-body systems of importance to nuclear physics research, from dense and/or non-equilibrium matter, to systems of neutrinos, to jet production in heavy-ion collisions, require, in many instances, computational capabilities beyond the realm of classical computing. As highlighted by Feynman and others in the early 1980s, such systems may be amenable to future quantum simulations. I will discuss recent advances towards achieving these objectives and the connections to quantum information and other domain sciences.


September 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm